Spring is finally here and even if you’re on a budget, it doesn’t mean you should miss out on the spring trends. Follow my thrift tips below to update your wardrobe without going broke.
I like to splurge on classic pieces that carry me through the seasons and shop around for trends that work for me. This spring you’ll see lots of colorful denim, florals, and color blocking. Yup, this fall trend is back. The color of the moment is tangerine tango. It’s everywhere!
Thrifty Tip: Before hitting the mall, make sure you know what you own. Ugh, it’s a pain, but it’s time to rotate your closet. You may already have some of these pieces in your wardrobe.
When you’re shopping on a budget it’s best to stick to neutrals, such as black, brown, gray, and khaki. These colors transcend trends. But if you’re like me and your loving the tangerine, don’t drop lots of money. To get more use out of this trend, opt for inexpensive accessories and tops in the bright color instead of pants or sweaters. Once the craze is over you’ll be able to tone down the color with neutrals.
Denim is a must in any wardrobe, but skip the expensive pair of color jeans! Instead buy yourself a nice pair of dark wash or black jeans. These are classics and won’t go out of style. If you love the colorful denim, go for an inexpensive pair. This trend is everywhere, but it’s not here to stay. I recently bought my sister a pair of magenta jeans from Target for $19. They’re bright, but they’re also dark enough that they won’t scream last season when she continues to wear them.
The April issue of Shopsmart magazine shares tips for wearing florals. The new florals styles look something out of a Monet painting. Though floral prints come in all kinds of sizes, it’s best to wear small prints if you have a larger frame, suggests Shopsmart. Another thrifty tip that will allow you to use your existing wardrobe is to combine florals with other prints. Florals and stripes will keep your look young, but avoid the print from head to toe. Florals tend to come back in the spring especially during Easter time so go for quality to make your clothes last. Here are telltale signs clothes are made cheaply.
Lastly, if you embraced color blocking in the fall, you’re set. This trend is the most adaptable and cheapest since you can use your existing wardrobe. Metallics and neons will also be big this spring, but these are best kept to a minimum. I’m looking to score a deal on metallic sandals or flats.
Do you have more frugal ways to update your wardrobe for spring?